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Why Maryland Is A Great Retirement Destination

Why Maryland Is A Great Retirement Destination

With its mild weather, abundant cultural opportunities and numerous options for spending time near the water, Maryland stands as one of the nation’s top retirement destinations. Whatever retirement living option you’re considering — including independent living, assisted living, or dementia or memory care — you’ll find it in Maryland.

Almost a century ago, a National Geographic reporter called the state “America in Miniature” due to its diverse landscape, and the moniker remains in use today. Visitors and residents of Maryland can enjoy skiing, sailing and other water sports, and hiking over varied terrain.

The state abuts three large bodies of water: the Potomac River, the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. It has about 4,000 miles of coastline, along with hundreds of lakes and dozens of creeks and rivers. Boating, fishing and kayaking are popular activities for individuals fortunate enough to retire in Maryland. And located less than 8 miles from downtown Berlin, MD is Assateague Island National Seashore Park, one of only a few places in the United States where wild horses live and can be easily viewed

What other attractions make Maryland so attractive for retirees?

Abundant cultural and entertainment opportunities

Residents and visitors to Maryland have access to a variety of cultural opportunities, including opera, symphony, theater groups, and others. In Baltimore, visit Fells Point, a great entertainment spot; and the Inner Harbor, featuring an array of shops, hotels and museums.

A rich history

Maryland has been the site of numerous events of historical importance, and both Baltimore and Annapolis have served as the U.S. capital city at various points in American history. Maryland is the birthplace of Francis Scott Key, who wrote the National Anthem.

In addition, the state’s capital, Annapolis, is home to more brick buildings from the 1700s than is any other city in America. The city also is home to multiple museums.

Fantastic food

The state is internationally known for its blue crabs, the delectable bounty of the Chesapeake Bay. But Maryland also is recognized for a number of other specialty foods, including oysters harvested from the bay, the state dessert – Smith Island Cake, Old Bay seasoning — a mix of spices and herbs produced by McCormick & Company in Maryland — chicken, and a variety of fresh produce, including apples, peppers and watermelon.

Sporting franchises

Maryland is home both to Major League Baseball’s Orioles and the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens, who were the 2013 Super Bowl champions. Playing in Salisbury is the minor league baseball team, the Delmarva Shorebirds. In addition, Marylanders enjoy rooting for the University of Maryland Terrapins, the U.S. Naval Academy’s Midshipmen, and many other schools. Maryland is also home to the famous Cal Ripken Jr., “The Iron Man” who spent 21 seasons in Major League Baseball.

Proximity to Washington, D.C.
Maryland residents enjoy the advantage of living near Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital and home to myriad options for dining, shopping, cultural events, sightseeing and more. D.C. is the 22nd-most populated city in the country and is home to the National Mall, the Smithsonian Institution and iconic landmarks including the Washington Monument, the National World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and many others.

World-class medical care

Maryland is home to a number of well-known health care facilities, including the Johns Hopkins Hospital, which ranked as the premier hospital in the country between 1990 and 2011, and in 2013; the University of Maryland Medical System; the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; the University of Maryland Schools of Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy and Medicine; and many others.

What can you expect in a Maryland retirement community?

Every year, thousands of retirees find abundant options for senior living in Maryland, including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care.
  • Assisted living.
  • Independent living.
  • Memory care.
  • Skilled nursing.
  • Continuing care.

If you’re considering a move to a senior living community, consider all the attractions that Maryland has to offer. In a community like Gull Creek, you’ll find a relaxed environment and a comprehensive array of senior living options. With its convenient location near shopping, numerous cultural attractions, beaches and state parks, and exceptional medical care, Gull Creek provides residents and their families with abundant choices and extraordinary peace of mind.

For the best in retirement living, choose Maryland

With so many attractive options, Maryland provides the ultimate location for senior living at its finest. From its beautiful beaches and waterways to its mild climate, delectable food, cultural attractions and proximity to D.C., Maryland makes a great retirement destination.